tv [untitled] November 6, 2012 8:00am-8:30am EST
the multi-billion dollar election campaign is over and americans hit the ballot boxes to choose their next leader and gives a voice to the candidates all but ignored by the media. after the trail of destruction left by superstorm sandy on the east coast a big part of the ballot is forced to move online cyber security experts warn of makes fraud more light. and a corruption scandal claims the head of russia's defense ministry and the allegations that embezzlement has left one hundred million dollars in the hole in the nation's budget.
well news live from moscow this is are with me rory sushi and welcome to the program and of course our straight to our top story here on r.t. and the vote that's affecting just about every nation on earth the u.s. presidential election. now the vote proper has only just begun although early voting has been taking place for several weeks now polls can't seem to separate barack obama and mitt romney they're still neck and neck but alongside the two front runners many others who were running were not given a voice in the media so azzi from the platform they needed the notion that we have been the country that stood up to the bully as opposed to being a bully it's a growing police state quite obviously we can end the failed racist war on drugs downsize the military and the drone wars bring the troops home let's stop with our military interventions let's get out of afghanistan tomorrow thirty thousand drones
flying over the united states what are they flying over the united states for in the unemployment and jumpstart the. green economy that spells an end to climate change and makes wars for oil obsolete. but what was striking about the debate was how different the proposals put forward were from those of obama and romney he's going h to can report on just what it could mean that of a third party and what it could have to offer will listen to a presidential candidates who know very well you know perfectly well that they don't stand a chance to win this election but they screw their hats in the ring because they claim the two parties were public and democratic have conspired to leave americans with no choice or with an illusion of choice as they say joel stein from the green party and gary johnson from the libertarian party debated in our studio this monday night but it was not a debate simply against the two party system listening to how these alternative
candidates argued on the economy you could see how dramatically opposite their views are on the subject it was a heated debate on the role of the government the libertarian candidate for instance was arguing that the u.s. should get rid of all taxes except the federal consumption tax but on foreign policy they demonstrated a similar view both offering views distinctly alternative to those of romney and barack obama we deserve a foreign policy based on international law human rights and diplomacy unfortunately we currently have an international policy based on wars for oil and the use of brute military force as a tool of foreign policy we're funding the syrian insurgents a quarter of the syrian insurgents are just potus did we not learn our lessons when it came to afghanistan and the fact that we bankrolled osama bin laden and how did that turn out look there are unintended consequences to our military interventions
always worse than better campaign financing is becoming a huge issue here especially with the supreme court ruling. now allows corporations to funnel as much money as they want into political campaigns which makes it virtually impossible for someone without the backing of the big party machine to win an election the news cycle here in america is entirely focused on the two parties americans know very little if anything about alternative candidates when green party's jill stein was arrested protesting outside the place where president obama and mitt romney debated in mid october it went completely ignored by the media here so it seems the part is the lucian is to black out alternative voices and to convince the american people that they have no other choice but barack obama and mitt romney and the mainstream media here are very much part of that black out parties going after kind reporting there from washington and jerome white the presidential candidate from the social equality party believes no matter who wins the working class will always lose millions of workers know that regardless of who
wins this election obama or romney that their lies will not improve masses of working class people are totally disenfranchise within eight to big business party system some three billion dollars in corporate cash behind obama and romney completely vacuous debates completely scripted and the trampling of basic democratic rights including a president obama who declares his right to assassinate anyone including american citizens without the slightest pretense of due process these great issues have been completely excluded from the elections and voting underway across the eastern usa is already hitting trouble the army's been called in to help set up mo biled polling stations in areas devastated by last week's superstorm elsewhere election lawsuits already being filed in foreign monitors in iowa being told if they so much
as come close to the voting stations they'll be arrested is more important as the story. polls in the u.s. have opened and for the first time in history americans are embracing election day in the shadow of a deadly super storm that left behind a trail of devastation and voting disruptions here in new york city sixty polling sites have been relocated due to the unprecedented damage caused by sandy just one week ago city officials say military trucks will also be used throughout the day as makeshift polling stations in areas still without electricity this is of course is to ensure that all citizens will be able to cast their votes now when nearby new jersey millions are being allowed to cast their ballot by fax mail or online the last minute decision was made after a reported two hundred fifty polling sites in the garden state were damaged by last
week's superstorm now as government officials along the east coast are scrambling to ensure that millions are not disenfranchised from the presidential election cyber security experts warn that online voting can't be verifiably secure and this can also lead to a disaster in a conscientious race such as the one between barack obama and mitt romney several computer scientists and cryptologists a weaknesses in u.s. cyber security leaves room for online votes to be intercepted changed or deleted but even before sandy became the us political game changer of twenty twelve america's election system had already been considered controversial artie's an assessor churkin explains you elected me to tell you the truth honesty is the best policy while maybe not in u.s. elections two words define why people hate america double standard on everything in this presidential election season these two words are back in full
swing the basic definition of a double standard is a rule or principle unfairly applied in different ways to different people or group . let's find out if this is relevant to the u.s. election system from questionable voter id regulations to shortened early voting time slots to gerrymandering or rejoicing congressional district lines to favor certain party laws affecting voters' rights are passed left and right and vary state by state you have an eric holder this video shows how easy it is to attempt to steal attorney general eric holder's vote when an idea is not required actually forgot my id. yet places that do ask for a government issued photo id can effect over ten percent of americans that simply don't have one there is an attempt to prevent large numbers of people from actually exercising the ballot election monitors usually serve the purpose of keeping track of and discrepancies and while the us likes to keep a close eye on the way elections are handled abroad even the carter center which
grows a rod and does the great we're monitoring elections. refuses to monitor us elections on the grounds it don't meet the basic standards of integrity when election ideals are not met elsewhere criticism runs rampant elections in venezuela elections in iran elections in russia. the press will go to town on any sign that the outcome was fixed and while nit picking abroad is all the rage the elephant in the room remains unnoticed at home policymakers and to a great extent our media and and trickle down to the american people have literally literally think that the rest of the world is stupid that they don't see it that everybody naturally house to admit you know admire us that we're great and it's not the case well obvious flaws are met with a deaf ear and here in and year out a flawed election process continues to be the first vote cast in the us and is the
party new york well it's certainly a lot more still lined up for you on the us election focusing on what's at stake for the world in this solar. america's closest allies are that much more just in a couple of minutes. of the six america votes for its next president. who takes the wheel drives into the field to. get the news the mainstream misses close election. dot com and we're coming to you live from the heart of moscow. russia's defense minister over a corruption scandal a criminal investigation has been launched into allegations of embezzlement surrounding the ministry which could end up costing around one hundred million dollars. thomas. this all boils down to scandal corruption and embezzlement to the tune of one hundred u.s.
a million dollars damage to the russian federal budget basically under anatoly but watch defense ministry properties that were undervalued and skoal sold under sketchy circumstances and what that means is that led to this particularly shake up meaning that they needed to make sure that the investigation regarding the scandal was fair and objective their authority been to arrest to put sergei shy goo in this position he's charged with the task of cleaning up the defense ministries affairs now he has been very popular the past eighteen years as the emergencies minister and most recently he has been serving as the governor of the moscow region so very popular person big task ahead of him. on the weapons. of the regime and why moscow is accusing the western media of florida reporting about russia's role in the civil war all of this.
usually the police and occupy protesters are like oil and water but it landed they've come together to save the house of a former detective jacqueline barber unfortunately ms barber lost a lot of money battling cancer and was facing eviction when she turned to occupy homes for help so far she's managed to stay in her home despite it being sold out from under her feet but the main thing is that her fight to stay in her home has become like a bridge between two groups who are usually at each other's throats the police and occupiers the thing is that cruel economic practices can affect us all even retired police like ms barber i know there are some irresponsible people who buy things. can't pay for any of the police have to do something about them but they shouldn't
throw you out of your home that you've paid for for years just for getting cancer no one shift to live with the constant fear that their home will be taken away after years and years of payment just because they got sick and america i thought we believed in private property not eternally renting from big banks but that's just my opinion. do we speak your language as i mean some of the will or not of the. news programs and documentaries and spanish what matters to you breaking news that will turn it into angles keep these stories. for you here to. enjoy all t spanish find out more visit i to allahabad dot partido it's comb. sigrid
laboratory to mccurry was able to build the world's most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tunes mission to teach creation why it should care about humans in the world this is why you should care watch only on the r g dog gone. good to have you with us here on our team today on rory sushi russia's foreign minister says sophisticated american surface to air missiles are making their way into the hands of rebel militias in syria he also accuse the western media of twisting the facts in his reporting of the civil war more now from marty's porus leah the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov speaking in the jordanian capital of amman has warned against western power was supplying syrian opposition fighters with illegal weapons he says that russia has evidence as well as information that
the functions are being supplied with high take a face of equipment more than fifty stingers a county in the hands of the bullfighters and the equipment is made now in iraq also said that he was very surprised to find out that the b.b.c. says it has information that russia is supplying syria with weapons of mass destruction he said it was amazing. to hear from a correspondent of such over suspected cooperation such claims being made at the same time he did say that russia was finishing its arms shipment to damascus and that these were deals that were made and old contracts but that the distinction needs to be made that these are only defensive weapons weapons that are not being used in the conflict by comparison with the type of weapons that are making it into the opposition fighters today that are fueling the conflict on the ground not also say that russia's position is clear that they need to be talks between the syrian government and the opposition he said it is up to syrians to decide for themselves who they want in the transitional government and he warned against making from the
outside now comments come as the syrian opposition meets in doha what we do know is that the meeting is aimed at bringing the opposition together but certainly the u.s. has previously suggested that it would hand pick some of the candidates for this new united opposition what we are seeing is washington taking an active part in forming this new body there are already rifts within the opposition with some members claiming that the reshuffle has not been done properly and that what we've seen as all names merely being replaced by new names who really have the same political position there is growing concern of what will evolve in syria will be much the same as what happened in libya where western countries recognize the opposition as the only legitimate government and then launched military action big concern is that by not recognizing the syrian president bashar assad western nations will be given greater freedom to do what they want next country. aarti course one of paulus there right there now let's turn our attention back to the
u.s. election now with a look at the candidates from the perspective of the outside world. for many nations that the u.s. election is almost as important as their own whether it be because of financial aid or perhaps protection and after four years of obama international leaders know who they're dealing with which is not the case with his republican rival. a person off looks at what the democrats might have in store for the world should indeed barack obama stay in power i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslims around the world charismatic brahma seeing in new barack obama swept into office in the wake of the yes we can euphoria invoiced greed aspirations which even got him through two thousand and nine. we knew that change had come to egypt today the libyan people are writing a new chapter. obama personally supported the arab spring but as soon as all
governments fill in new powers emerged the murder of u.s. diplomats in libya in won't spread n.t. american produce all the way the muslim world didn't exactly sure the kind of gratitude washington expected that's far as we are concerned and i'm speaking about the average person on the street including many arab nationalists now some rights left and upon the people of different backgrounds we still view obama as a representative of of us imperialism. with a sudden backlash in the middle east and back in washington the far east has become yet another source of irritation night i'm announcing the creation of a trade enforcement unit that will be charged with investigating unfair trading practices in countries like china. president obama has been increasingly tough with china and it's not only about enforcement units and lawsuits washington has also been increasing its military presence in the pacific we absolutely have to make
more progress and that's why we're going to keep on pressing but when it comes to the second largest economy in the world and a state which owns a major part of u.s. debt to try to forget about this campaign rhetoric for a moment regardless what romney said or brok obama said in the end i think they will adopt this same policy that is engagement and cooperation with china from. president obama has also been trying to make progress with another member of the u.n. security council russia i mean he's been viewed as the engine behind the reset of relations with moscow but it's still unclear if it actually worked well long lasting stumbling blocks like washington's plans for an interim missile defense system in europe are still very much on the table what mr bomber could do he has that i mean there is said to all of the revolution should have. brought them in so
i don't think that he can do a war that don't have problems will not let him too much to do perhaps the expectations for mr obama were too high from the start despite positive aspirations and ideas as president of the united states barack obama's amish heavily depends on the washington spouses and the image of his country in the world both are controversial at best but if he does manage to win a second term in office it's clear the yes we can you three is gone and this time the world isn't a scheme to believe in his promises is going off or to moscow. let's get some more international perspective now on the vote from america's chief economic rival joined by a professor joseph chang from the hong kong city university it is a pleasure to see you today here on r t so one candidate has ordered the u.s. navy to surround china the other one promises to label beijing a currency manipulator and launch a trade war if elected which comes with the obama camp all the romney camp which
one is china leaning towards. well chinese leaders tend to normal criticisms of china in election campaigns they believe that the real president will have to be more pragmatic in dealing with china but certainly the obama administration is a known quantity to the chinese leadership and the statements made by. you mr romney pop up very small fractal to china especially as what you just said he that on his very first day in office would label tie now as a currency manipulator and give he carries out this electoral pratt's appoint you election then certainly it will you will be very disruptive to the you cannot make ties as well as through the overall or strategic relationship between the two countries you
said moments ago that ultimately chinese officials ignore campaign rhetoric that's been anything out of washington d.c. and has been for months now do you think the candidates obama and romney do you think there are policies towards china can actually be considered hostile or is it just is it just simply posturing. china probably would need to wait and see it's china's most important concern is more. has more to do with the fact that does the united states see china as a fact and therefore to live with try to ping china and make it difficult for china to you merge as an influence show major power so that china has to keep a close look out on china tends to believe that the economic relationship between the two countries very close highly dependent and the
economies are mutually supportive and therefore various problems can be tackled full of careful negotiations china also except that there will be criticisms against it in the human rights arena and. i may say so time that believes that they can be ignored ignored largely so sino will have to carefully watch if. obama is we elect is reelected whether he will continue to step up is returned but i do said as you said moments ago that i do apologize for interrupting you did say that the economies of the u.s. and china are intertwined there's must be a limit politically speaking as to how much they can push each other but whether it is obama or romney the one stays in the white house or one comes to the white house under which one do you think the future relationship between china and the u.s. would improve. china probably prefers the obama
administration because it isn't want to be. mitt romney's various statements like making labeling china sea manipulate like getting rid of q.e. free and so on are seen at least as creating a lot of uncertainty you don't you know national finance or markets and the bilateral you cannot be a relationship or professors of junk from your hong kong city university thank you for joining us on r.t. today thank you we will be continuing our extensive coverage here on r.t. as the vote progresses tackling issues you won't be hearing from any mainstream network that's for sure do stay up to date on the elections here on our website r.t. dot com. the six america votes for its next president. who takes the wheel as the u.s. drives into the future. get the news the mainstream misses with our close election
coverage the u.s. election up close. and r.t. dot com greece has been brought to a standstill by general strikes on the second day of what's being called devil's week it's a week of public action in protest at a new austerity package about to be voted on by parliament and artie's peter oliver is right in the center of that. well the forty eight hour general strike is well and truly underway here in greece always seems thousands of people coming out onto the streets of athens to voice their anger against the latest round of austerity measures that's being put forward by prime minister somare snow that will be voted on in parliament on the way to the state it's around so seem point five billion euros worth of savings those savings taking the form of of budget cuts also of tax rises also we expect to see the the age of retirement rice and pensions
cuts all of these things angering the people of greece and seeing them out on the streets to demonstrate against it now it's more than likely that nuts and latest round of austerity measures will be passed one of the reasons why it will be passed is because greece doesn't process then they're not going to get the next round of bailout money that they need so very much that's just over thirty one billion euros worth of bailout money and they've been told by the three main creditors that they have to slash more from the deficit they have to make more savings and this is why they they put forward this plan and this new test and the package for thirteen point five billion euros worth of savings and it's not expected to be an easy thing no as they say it should pass but it should be a very tight vote in the parliament and not leave people wondering is well even if this does pass will it be enough politicians on site in order to implement these latest savings darkest moment on capital account here or not say.
this is the legacy no one should be proud. of scrap metal littering pristine arctic landscape buildings still ting over their foundation pipes being black smoke over the snow covered peaks the traces of the industrial activity on the burgen archipelago don't make a pretty picture the guiding principle here is the worst the better that can do nine hundred eighty s. there was a burgeoning mining community. was determined to maintain at all costs. half way between north america and western europe the burden archipelago is part of norway but a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the middle of the cold war it served as the us is ours westernmost outpost now it's one of the last preserved relics. picture of
what would have happened to the soviet union if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades it's a curious site for western tourists and i think it could be even more appealing for russian travellers the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards these modernization efforts are not very popular with tourists. coming to a very authentic place. should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part of the you know authentic tradition. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be this time to change even for the better is not always good for business something that even a local band has become attuned to when they try to add morning russian songs to their repertoire the audience called all they wanted to hear it was a song comfortably familiar.
good afternoon welcome to capital account i'm lauren lyster here in washington d.c. in the zeer headlines for monday november fifth two thousand and twelve bond speculators doubled their long exposure to u.s. ten year treasuries last week says reuters reporting the f.t.c. data while bloggers from zero hedge say this marks the highest position since march of two thousand and eight we'll hear from hedge fund portfolio advisor grant williams on what might be driving this move will also talk about what you want the elections and the fiscal cliff look like from asia where he does his pondering most of the time and.